Advances in technology have transformed many aspects of how we live, work and travel. Billions of people fly every year, fly regularly and the busiest air routes in the world are short-haul. But the way we fly hasn’t evolved to address these changes: it’s the same model whether we’re flying 500 miles or 5000. As a result, end-to-end journeys are taking longer, infrastructure is under pressure and air travel is increasingly disastrous for the environment. Born in Bristol, the aviation capital of the world, Vertical Aerospace is building technology to address these challenges and revolutionise how people fly.
We have assembled a team of world class engineers and technical experts to build the future of air travel. We put experienced aerospace engineers together with experts from technologically advanced sectors such as Formula 1, Energy and Defence. Our growing team, drawn from the likes of Airbus, Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Martin Jet Pack, DarkTrace and General Electric, starts from first principles to solve problems. We build full scale flight certified aircraft.
Air travel does not need to be time-consuming and inconvenient for the passenger. It doesn’t need to be disastrous for the environment. Our intercity air taxi services will give people the freedom to fly from their local neighbourhood directly to their destination. They will help to decarbonise air travel. We have built the UK’s first full scale eVTOL aircraft: the first step on our mission to make air travel personal, on demand and carbon free.